Hillsborough survivor emerges from permanent vegetative state

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:993
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A survivor of the 1989 Hillsborough football ground disaster made banner headlines in Britain last week, when it was revealed that he had emerged from what was diagnosed as a permanent vegetative state.

    The case of Andrew Devine, who can give yes and no responses with a touch sensitive pad, was said to be unique by Dr Keith Andrews, director of medical and research services at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, Putney.

    Dr Andrews, who …

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